Video archive of the US Congress

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Metavid is a community driven archive of legislative video from both houses of the U.S. Congress, spanning from early 2006 to the present. This archive is searchable by speaker name, spoken text, date, metadata we've scraped from outside sources and user contributions. Metavid fuses video with wiki, enabling users improve its accuracy by fixing transcripts and annotating speeches.
All contributed content and metadata is made available for reuse in its entirety under a free content license. Video content is in the public domain.

How to Use Metavid

MetaVidWiki includes an powerful searching system, you can use the search form at the top of every to find people, bills, interests or issues.

Get Help

If you have any questions, they may already be answered in the Help:FAQ. If not, you can register and add them. See also Help:Getting_Help.

Help for Bloggers

Advanced Uses of Metavid

About Metavid

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Democratizing the Archive: An Open Interface for Mediation Michaels thesis

How to Participate

Metavid depends on people like you to help make it a better. Here are some quick tips for improving the archive as you use the site.

About the Metavid Wiki Software

MetaVidWiki (MVW) is a free extension of MediaWiki – the wiki-system powering Wikipedia – that enables community engagement with audio/visual media assets and associative temporal metadata. Metavid extends the SemanticMediaWiki extension and adds three interfaces to mediawiki: Stream MetaEditor, Semantic Media Search and Media Sequencer. Also see features overview

Personal tools

MetaVid is a non-profit project of UC Santa Cruz and the Sunlight Foundation. Learn more About MetaVid

The C-SPAN logo and other servicemarks that may be found in video content are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Metavid